Community Music School



The Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) has offered outstanding music education and performance opportunities to students of all ages and abilities in the St. Louis area and beyond since its founding in 1925.  

Our music faculty include world-class performers who are also master teachers. The entire St. Louis metropolitan region is served with multiple locations, including the headquarters and concert hall located on the Webster University campus in historic Webster Groves. 

Audition Applications Deadlines Approaching for 2015-16 Orchestras & Ensembles

Band and string students ages 7 years through high school are encouraged to apply and audition for the Community Music School's orchestras or ensembles including String EnsembleString OrchestraYoung People's Concert Orchestra,Young People's Symphonic OrchestraMusic Today!, and Preparatory Program (chamber music).  

Application deadlines begin as early as July 24.  

Learn more about Orchestras & Ensembles



Fall Walk-in Registration for Individual Lessons: August 8-13 

Beginning August 8, new students may register for individual instruction with one of 100 CMS' professional teaching artists. Three St. Louis locations to choose from:

Webster Groves location: CMS Center (on the campus of Webster University), 535 Garden Ave., 63119: Saturday, August 8: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, August 11: 4-7 p.m., or Thursday, August 13: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Chesterfield location: Faust Park, Strauss Center, 14941 Olive Blvd., 63017: Monday, August 10: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or Thursday, August 13: 4-7 p.m.

University City location: Trinity Presbyterian, 6800 Washington Ave., 63130: Wednesday, August 12: 4-7 p.m.

Research-Proven, Giggle-Approved!  Enroll Now for Fall Kindermusik & Young Years Classes!

Learn more about Kindermusik & Young Years 



Current Individual/Suzuki students needing to re-enroll for lessons: